Everywhere you look during the holidays, the highlight of many gatherings is coming together around a table full of food. While this might sound enjoyable to a lot of people, if you have a teenager suffering from an eating disorder, this overindulgent time of year might turn into a very stressful season.
The holidays are full of festivities that are centered around food. Many people enjoy this time of indulgence and fun, but for your teen in recovery from an eating disorder this season can be the most difficult time. It’s not just the celebrations that can trigger a relapse, but even certain gifts can cause them pain and send them back to their disorder.
Every parent hopes to avoid adolescent eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. The reality, though, is that eating disorders affect children of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities and socioeconomic groups. The good news is that they’re treatable.
There are a lot of misconceptions about what causes eating disorders, and as a parent of a child who may be struggling with an eating disorder, it can be difficult to understand why this is happening to your child. How do eating disorders develop? In this blog post, you’ll find that there are many factors that may contribute to the problem.
Anorexia. Bulimia. Binge eating disorder. Eating disorders like these have many negative health consequences ranging from tooth decay, organ damage, malnutrition and even death. But, can an eating disorder cause hair loss or thinning hair?
As a parent of a child with an eating disorder, it can be hard to watch them struggle with something so serious. You may be asking yourself, “will my child’s eating disorder go away on its own?” or “what can I do to help my child recover?” Eating disorders will not solve themselves, however, treatment for eating disorders has come a long way and your child can recover and live a healthier and happier life with a long-term treatment plan.
When most people think about people who suffer from eating disorders, they tend to picture females. And, make no mistake, eating disorders in females are far more prevalent than they are in the male population. However, according to data from the National Institute of Mental Health, 10 million males will suffer from an eating disorder
As parents, few things can make us feel more isolated than finding out one of our own children is suffering from an eating disorder. However, teenage eating disorders are surprisingly common in the United States. Although most people choose not to speak openly about it, thousands of families across the country know what you’re going
Adolescent Growth is a family owned and operated treatment center for teens aged 12-17. Since our inception we have proudly held the Gold Seal of Accreditation from the Joint Commission, an internationally recognized accreditation body. We specialize in treating teens with mental health disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders